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Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy, and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox. " He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. He is o ...more
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Published January 25th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1911)
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I LOVED this the whole way through. It was a brilliant writer writing a couple of generations after a brilliant writer. Chesterton's thoughts on each work were brief enough to be interesting but not cursory. This made me want to dive into the remaining great works of Dickens I have yet to read, and re-read some that I have already enjoyed. Heartily recommended to any serious fan of Dickens.

And Chesterton's criticisms of Modernist Realism were pungent and excellent. Reading should be a pleasure,
More annecdotal and winding tangential ideas and perspectives about the person Charles Dickens and his books. Really interesting.
criticism that almost rises to the level of actual literature. the best criticism on dickens available.
Chesterton's amazing insight into Dickens.
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was born in London, educated at St. Paul’s, and went to art school at University College London. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one of the most prolific writers of all time. He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, fi ...more
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